Referral for Referring Friends to Join Southwest

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This was originally posted in May, but just wanted to remind you all that the deadline for referring your friends to Southwest is coming up soon – your friend MUST sign up with Southwest by July 20th.

A few days ago I received an email from Southwest that told me I could get up to 2,000 points for referring friends to simply join the Southwest program. I was told I’d get 500 bonus points per friend that I invite and signs up (up to four referrals). It took me about a minute to refer four different friends and another 5 minutes total for signing up these friends. If you friend signs up and subscribes to all the newsletters they will receive 750 points. For this particular offer, the friend does NOT need to fly or anything, just simply sign up – super simple!

This is a very generous offer by Southwest as 2,000 points is worth a fixed $33.33 on a Southwest “Wanna Getaway” fare. Everyone who received this offer should have no issue at all earning these points. Unfortunately though it is a targeted offer and a unique code was included in the email.

Additionally, when I was on FlyerTalk yesterday, I noticed that there is another targeted offer being passed along as well to select Southwest members. Some were receiving emails where if they refer just one friend and the friend signs up and flies a roundtrip flight on Southwest by July 20, 2013 they will receive 2,500 bonus points! The friend will also receive the same 2,500 bonus points which is great. With this promotion, the referrer is able to refer up to four friends for a total of 10,000 points which is worth $166.67 towards a future Southwest “Wanna Getaway” fare. The 2,500 points the referee receives is worth $41.67 towards a “Wanna Getaway” fare.

If you are not currently enrolled in the Southwest program (which I doubt is many) and you are flying by July 20, 2013 and would like someone to refer you to the program, feel free to comment below. If you were targeted and would like to refer someone, go ahead! Hopefully some readers can earn some points out of this!

Comments

  1. This came out in March originally if I remember correctly. My 2,000 points just posted in two different accounts that referred “friends”. Couldn’t remember what the miles were for at first, all that was required was a friend’s e-mail address.

  2. Btw, id be happy to refer a few people so they can get the 5000 miles. The offer only lets me pocket 10k but I assume everone referred can get the 5k

  3. My offer is not as generous as Jordan’s but still a good deal:

    With promo code 40428703, you will receive 750 Rapid Rewards points for signing up, and an additional 2,500 points if you complete a roundtrip flight between May 20, 2013 and July 20, 2013.

    I will also earn 2,500 bonus points when you sign up and complete a roundtrip flight by July 20, 2013.

    https://www.southwest.com/account/enroll/enroll-member?promoCode=40428703&f=EMLRAFAC1305TEN

    • @Christine – Is your friends flight currently booked under his/her rapid reward number? Or do they not have one yet?

    • @Christine – I wasn’t targeted for that promotion, so I do not have the exact terms in the promotion. In the email you received, what does it say?

  4. @Christine – The terms in my email only state the “Referred friend must book a roundtrip flight through Southwest Airlines before July 20, 2013”. It doesn’t mention anything about after a certain date and it doesn’t seem to require you enroll in the promotion itself before the actual flight as long as you register retroactively before July 20, 2013 and apply for past flight points.

    Promo code: 41632518

  5. My offer gives 250 points for enrolling in Rapid Rewards, and another 500 bonus points for “opt in” for two marketing emails with your new RR account. Must stay signed up for the marketing emails for 3 months to receive the 500 bonus points. If you book and fly a round trip flight between May 20 and July 20, 2013 you’ll earn 2500 more points.

    http://www.southwest.com/account/enroll/enroll-member

    PROMO CODE: 50315639, enter in the “Promotion Code” field in the bottom section of the enrollment process page.

    Fine Print says to wait 6-8 weeks from the end of the promotion (7/20/13) to see the 2500 points post. The first 250 signup points appear immediately.

  6. @Christine, I had the same question. I had a friend who was going on Southwest flight but wasn’t enrolled in their rewards program. I had her enroll with my promotion code and apply her RR number to her existing flight. She has completed the trip and got the normal amount of Rapid Rewards points but no additional bonus and I also did not have any points posted to my account. I will investigate further with customer service but, unfortunately, it looks like the flight might have been required to be booked in that same time frame.

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    @Christine, I had the same question. I had a friend who was going on Southwest flight but wasn’t enrolled in their rewards program. I had her enroll with my promotion code and apply her RR number to her existing flight. She has completed the trip and got the normal amount of Rapid Rewards points but no additional bonus and I also did not have any points posted to my account. I will investigate further with customer service but, unfortunately, it looks like the flight might have been required to be booked in that same time frame.

  8. I have a referral to earn 2500 points on Southwest. Terms and conditions, as well as my referral code are below

    Valid for new-Member enrollment only. Enrollments created by existing Members will not qualify for this promotion. Members who qualified for this promotion will earn 2,500 bonus points for each referred friend who joins Rapid Rewards and completes a roundtrip flight booked through Southwest Airlines between May 20, 2013 and July 20, 2013. A maximum of 10,000 bonus points will be issued, regardless of the number of friends referred. Referred friend must enroll in Rapid Rewards between May 20, 2013 and July 20, 2013 through the special enrollment link provided in the e-mail to qualify for the promotion. Referred friend must also ensure the unique promotion code (“45441201”) is included in the “promotion code” field during the enrollment process to qualify for the promotion. Referred friend must book a roundtrip flight through Southwest Airlines before July 20, 2013. Referred friend’s roundtrip flight must be completed between May 20, 2013 and July 20, 2013. Award, Companion Pass, Southwest Vacationssm Packages, Jackpot Deals®, and reward travel do not qualify as the referred friend’s required roundtrip flight. Changes made to the roundtrip flight itinerary may eliminate qualification for promotion. Please allow six to eight weeks after the end of the promotion for your points to post to your Rapid Rewards account. All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply.

  9. @Jordan- When you say “Referred friend must book a roundtrip flight through Southwest Airlines before July 20, 2013″ does that mean I would have to book AND fly before July 20, 2013 or do I just book a roundtrip flight before July 20, 2013? I’m interested in being referred

  10. @Jordan- When you say “Referred friend must book a roundtrip flight through Southwest Airlines before July 20, 2013″ does that mean I would have to book AND fly before July 20, 2013 or do I just book a roundtrip flight before July 20, 2013? I’m interested in being referred

  11. @jamy- My offer says “sign up and complete a roundtrip flight booked through Southwest Airlines® between May 20, 2013 and July 20, 2013” so I think that means you need to actually fly by then.

  12. @Jamy- The other part I quoted was referring to when you had to enroll in the promotion itself (not the rapid rewards program)

    @Kimi- Sorry I haven’t checked this thread recently, but I’m glad we could help each other out! Enjoy!

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